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Absolutely correct. I played around with options several times during the height of the pandemic and lost over 99% of my investment. I think it was about 99.3%. It’s straight up gambling.

Shorting a stock can result in you owing more than you’ve already spent. That’s back alley gambling.

Keep in mind there are literally thousands of Redditors who have the same idea.

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I had the same thought. I know people with complex PTSD from mild but persistent childhood abuse and it has made life hell for some of them. I can’t even imagine what it must be like for these children.

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The amount of bullshit you spew on a regular basis is pretty impressive. Your comment history is like an Israeli propaganda primer.

“It’s not a genocide, they’re just killing more civilians than combatants and starving out the population by blocking humanitarian aid, just like past genocides. But this one is different because it you object you’re automatically an anti-semite!”

Sure.

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Did you know it you go back far enough, rape and murder was acceptable because there was no society? Go back even farther and we brachiated and ate carrion. What’s my point? There is no point, it’s a bad argument.

They’re actively colonizing now. It was wrong before and it’s wrong now.

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Lol, your rebuttals don’t even make sense. You know you’re on the Internet, right? You can actually look things up instead of making things up. I guess the problem is reality doesn’t match the propaganda you choose to believe, since the alternative is realizing you’re promoting genocide.

Every war in history kills more civilians than combatants. Normally that ratio is about 6:1.

Verifiably false. It’s approximately 50%. Even up to 2007, Israel was able to kill Palestinian militants versus civilians at a rate of approximately 2:3. Suddenly, it’s over 1:2. It’s almost as if all the videos and journalist eyewitness accounts of the “most moral army” indiscriminately killing men, women, and children are actually true! They’ve killed so many civilians, they’ve wiped out more than that US did in its three year campaign against the Islamic State.

Hamas is attacking aid trucks that are let in and stealing the aid to resell. It’s not starving the population to stop aiding the people attacking you.

Hey look guys, not only is Hamas in refugee camps and hospitals, Hamas is now in the IDF, shooting refugees trying to get aid! Hamas has also infiltrated the Israeli population and staged that pathetic “rave” that blocked humanitarian aid. Man, Hamas is everywhere!

Back at you.

Yes, I’m clearly a mouthpiece for Israeli propaganda. I know you’re not much of a thinker, but come on.

This is more info for anyone on the fence. Don’t believe the Israeli genocidal propaganda, kids. It’s way too easy to disprove.

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Not having read much of the comics, I never noticed Betty and Veronica had the same face. Then someone pointed it out and now it’s all I can see.

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I have him blocked so I can’t see his comments, but I suspected who you were talking about after reading your first paragraph. Yeah, he started making really cringe nonsense critical responses to other comments I made and a bunch of older posts no one ever voted on mysteriously were voted down, though that could be an odd coincidence. What’s he up to now?

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That’s how my milk used to come when I was a little kid.

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Seriously? That’s ridiculous. Part of the joy of D&D is having a varied group that can solve problems in different ways. Making everything about the player character is just stupid.

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Cops in my area get paid about 70-100K USD yearly, but it’s a high cost of living area. Sergeants and above, though, make bank. We’re taking $120K and above. They’re just as shitty as cops in the sticks. It’s anecdotal, but I wonder if fixing income alone has little effect.

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I see what you did there. Bravo.

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Same, my parents forked out $85 for Final Fantasy 6. That’s nearly $180 US now when adjusting for inflation.

'Disenfranchised' millennials feel 'locked out' of the housing market and it taints every part of economic life, top economist Mark Zandi says (fortune.com)

Few milestones in life mean as much to the American Dream as owning a home. And millennials have encountered the kind of trouble totally befitting their generation, which largely graduated into the teeth of the disastrous post-2008 job market. Just as they entered peak homebuying and household formation age, housing...

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Today in Lemmy News: poor writer with ambiguous thesis is adamant it’s everyone else’s fault their point isn’t getting across. Writer suggests their difficulties in communicating with others somehow translate to others having difficulties in everyday life. The smugness coupled with a complete lack of self awareness is palpable, folks!

Now back to Chuck in the Weather Wagon!

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A median is a value at the midpoint of a frequency distribution, such that the probability of a value being above or below it is equal. A median value is going to be highly dependent on the area - cities with a boom in the building of luxury homes will have a higher median value that may not be indicative of the existence of more affordable housing but, in a larger market with an even vaguely normal distribution of home prices, it should be an indicator of a fairly average (in the non-statistical sense) home. But why take my word when we can test your hypothesis!

For example, the median home value in Portland, OR is $515K with a median household income of $78K, yielding a median home price to household income ratio of 6.60. So lets hop on realtor.com and look at the first three homes listed at that price, +/- 2%. Look at these McMansions!

$510K for 2500 square feet on 7000 sq.ft. lot built in 1910

$515K for 2,234 sqft on 6,098 sqft lot built in 1992

$525K for a 1542 sqft condo with admittedly nice views of the river

Such luxury! Oh wait, they’re just average homes. The largest home in that price range is 2,624 sqft. The smallest is this guy which, while nice, isn’t a McMansion. It’s a very nice but not luxurious 1200 sqft apartment.

Maybe Portland is a shitty example? How about Gillette, WY? Gillette has a median home value of $390K and a median household income of $72k, yielding a median home value to household income ratio of 5.42. Let’s see what’s in store!

$390K 2,880sqft 7,200sqft lot built in 2010

$410k 3,002sqft 6,199sqft lot built in 2011

$410k 3,944sqft 6,522sqft lot built in 1975.

The largest in that range is actually my third result, with the smallest coming in at 2706 square feet on 0.31 acres. Check that one out, it looks like they built two houses on top of each other. It’s weird looking!

Note: only the first house was close to the median. I had to bump the upper price limit to 5% above median to get more than two results.

You’ll get a lot more space for your dollar in Gillette, but a McMansion? They’re still lacking the ostentatiousness and cut rate luxury characteristic of the McMansion, so not really. Certainly not the best a man can get.

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Oh yeah, I suspect they just want their biases confirmed. Anyone who shows evidence that the premises upon which their biases are based are flawed gets ignored. It seems those that scream “it’s just facts and math, you can’t argue with math” the loudest tend to have arguments largely based in neither.

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Comparing median house price to median income is an instant “doesn’t know how housing economy works” flag.

I included median income because it’s interesting and at no point make or even vaguely suggested it has any significance. It’s funny how you just make shit up to counter points that aren’t being made.

I made this post to definitively test a theory: that you’re shockingly, blatantly intellectually dishonest, someone who doesn’t care about an honest conversation but who simply wants to be right at all costs, up to and including just lying. Like you did here, repeatedly.

My point was median valued homes aren’t McMansions, homes that are defined by their size, ostentation, and luxury, which are none of these homes. But you don’t care, you just want to be right, so you lie and use your own personal definition of a McMansion, which is apparently “big and/or nice house maybe with boat”, like watercraft ownership has any bearing on the type of home. I live in a 1300 square foot home and own a $95k 5th wheel. I guess I live in a McMansion too! You even move my goalposts for me by pretending my comment was about something it was not, that I was somehow claiming a median valued home was a “starter home”. It’s easy to refute evidence when you pretend the thesis is something that it’s not, but it makes you a liar.

So now we have, for all to see, clear evidence that talking with you is an absolute waste of time. Thank you for that. Easiest block I’ve made all year. Feel free to have the last word.

Florida man seriously injured and unable to speak after encounter with police, daughter says after her father was falsely accused of stealing a banana (wiredposts.com)

A woman in Florida says her 55-year-old “medically fragile” father was falsely accused of theft at a Florida grocery store last week and then seriously injured in a violent encounter with police. Now, she says, he is hospitalized and has lost the ability to speak.

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They really shouldn’t be. The US is seriously fucked up.

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A microwave oven? According to some YouTube videos, Apple had this tech in their phones years ago.

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It charges it so much, you’ll never need to charge it again.

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OP is Italian. The u in the Italian word for university, universitá, is said with a vowel ‘ooh’ sound instead of a consonant ‘you’ sound. I’d wager they remember their English ‘a vs an’ rule phonetically and, with the words being so similar between languages, mixed the pronunciation up. I’m a native English speaker and that’s 100% how I fuck up my Italian.

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Is it the medcline pillow? Because if it is, get it, it’s magical.

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I had to verify the current situation in the United States is what you stated because it’s intuitively so wrong. I can’t believe an employer can set terms for compensation and, through no fault of the employee, legally prevent that employee from completing those terms.

Land of the free!

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This, friends, is a great demonstration of why math and science courses are so important. Science teaches critical thinking skills. A lack of critical thinking skills often leads people to make things up to explain phenomena instead of questioning their assumptions and seeking factual information.

Mathematics, especially statistics, provides a framework by which people can critically evaluate the validity and significance of numerical values as well as generate realistic, informed estimates. A lack of basic math skills causes many people to be unable to evaluate relative proportions and effect sizes of event drivers.

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